Students and parents sat attentively Thursday while Georgia state School Superintendent Richard Woods read the book “The Day the Crayons Quit” at Washington Memorial Library in Macon.
Woods cracked jokes and engaged the audience with colorful commentary as a way to promote literacy during the summer.
The library hosted Woods, state librarian Julie Walker and Bibb County schools Superintendent Curtis Jones to mark the beginning of the Middle Georgia Regional Library System’s summer reading program.
Woods said he wants to promote the importance of literacy and maintaining reading levels throughout the summer.
“Reading doesn’t just stop at the end of school,” Woods said. “It needs to continue on during the summer.”
He and his staff want to cut down on reading loss that happens throughout the summer months as students take a break from school. Up to three months of reading ability can be lost, according to the Georgia Department of Education.
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Georgia's State School Superintendent
Richard Woods has over 25 years of pre-k through 12th grade experience in public education. > Read Full Bio